The Basics of Starting an e-Commerce Site

Now that the World Wide Web has taken over bricks-and-mortar shops as the primary medium through which to sell a product or service, there’s never been a better opportunity for anyone, regardless of financial or business background, to set up their own e-commerce store.
While bank loans, property leasing and constant monitoring meant that it took an incredible amount of effort to set up a business 15 years ago, the internet has provided entrepreneurial opportunities that nearly everyone can take advantage of. Provided they know the basics, of course.
So, where should businesses begin when creating an e-commerce site?

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